Chief Operating Officer
Ben is the chief operating officer of restaurant noma, four-time winner of the San Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant, and partner at Overture Holdings, a New York based boutique investment group focused on the restaurant and hospitality sector. Prior to joining noma, Ben was global chief executive officer of Shine 360°, the group-wide brand and rights management division of the Shine Group (21st Century Fox). As ceo, Ben led the way in building MasterChef from global television franchise into a multi-million dollar global business across sponsorship and advertiser partnerships, retail and consumer products, digital media experiences, and live events including food and wine festivals and pop-up restaurants. Ben has spent his career in media and entertainment, previously working with FremantleMedia, Vodafone and the Warner Music Group. Ben holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales, and is an Australian abroad, living with his wife and daughter in Copenhagen, Denmark.